Storm wants you to settle in and enjoy a nice luxurious trip right into the pins with the Storm Ride bowling ball. This ball was designed to smoothly ride on top of the oil and glide its way into the pocket. Made for drier lane conditions, the polished Hybrid Reactor coverstock combined with the Cruiser core is made to offer a consistent, reliable, and predictable movement down the lane. Get ready to sit back and enjoy the Ride.
Ride is just exactly what it is advertised, and what I was looking for. Super controllable ball that lets me square up like I would with urethane, but gives me a bit more continuation. First ball I have thrown in some time that lets me utilize the hold area of a house shot.
Great all around use.
Drilled 78º x 3.75" x 46º
17MPH / 360RPM / low tilt
First few games were on a burnt short juniors pattern. Layout was clearly too strong in the mid-lane on this lane condition: it hooked early on most shots and hit flat when I managed to get it to the pocket.
38' medium-volume THS was much better. The ball was very clean through front with very smooth, strong and continuous backend motion. No out of bounds or roll-out behavior was observed during the three game set.
The ball hits very hard, even after the lanes begin to break down. I left four 9 pins in two games with it.
I would recommend pin over the bridge (~5" pin>PAP) if you bowl on short patterns, but for medium conditions, a strong pin>PAP and medium VAL angle works very nicely.